Wednesday May 27 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Sales of Cognac plummet during coronavirus crisis

 “The [coronavirus] crisis will have an impact, and there is no reason why it should be any different to other crises: a drop in sales and then a rebound. What we don't know today is how long it will last”, said Patrice Pinet.

Friday May 22 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

€1 million to kick-start consumption of Alsace wines

 In terms of strategy, “considering 2020 is not over and done with is a conscious decision”, admitted Philippe Bouvet.

Thursday May 21 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Summer campaign for Bordeaux En Primeur

 “Using this format, we can potentially reach out to 85 to 90% of the world's En Primeur customers”, said Ronan Laborde.

Tuesday May 05 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

“Champagne sales plummeted by 80% in March and April”

Maxime Toubart, chairman of the producers’ organisation SGV: “I renew my call to shippers to roll out a broad-ranging communications campaign for Champagne, targeting consumer profiles and countries. This is the right time to do so”.

Tuesday April 28 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Plans for a post-lockdown, multi-site En Primeur week take shape

“There would be no large gatherings, but rather intimate sessions, in suitable and well-equipped venues”, said Ronan Laborde.

Monday April 27 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Wine sales in Europe expected to fall by 35%.

“At the moment we are witnessing a huge change due to the current pandemic, which will have a consequential impact on many aspects of the lives of farms and vineyards, as well as on the production and trade in grapes and wine”, said Pau Roca on 23 April.

Tuesday April 21 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Cognac is starting to tot up the cost of the coronavirus

 Cognac is starting to feel the effects of the slowdown caused by the global Covid-19 epidemic in Asian markets.

Thursday April 16 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Pays d’Oc adapt certification procedures so as not to disrupt sales

 The Pays d'Oc producers’ organisation reported that as of 13 March, 4.86 million hl have been certified.

Friday March 27 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Bordeaux has two years’ worth of wine sales in stock

Over the first six months of the 2019-2020 marketing campaign, the CIVB registered 766,200 hl of bulk wine purchase contracts. This is an increase of 21% compared to August 2018-January 2019.

Wednesday March 18 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Sluggish market for Saint-Emilion

Concern about the market for bulk wine from Saint-Emilion looms due to a drop in prices since the beginning of the marketing campaign.

Tuesday March 17 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Loadings of red PGI Pays d’Oc lose momentum

Sales of red Pays d'Oc wines have slowed compared with last year

Monday March 16 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Bordeaux needs to “come out of the closet”

Stephan Delaux, deputy mayor of Bordeaux in charge of tourism, Bernard Farges, chairman of the CIVB and Alan Sichel, vice-chairman.

Thursday March 12 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Touraine Primeur poised to get a new lease of life

The Touraine Primeur Wine Competition is due to be re-launched after a break.

Tuesday February 25 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Montlouis-sur-Loire defines appellation ‘pétnat’

  Sporting the private brand ‘Originel’, the range of sparkling wines is underpinned by new specifications for the Loire appellation.

Monday February 24 2020 - marketing by Vitisphere

Why the Crus Bourgeois have a new hierarchy

  Sporting a new logo, the Crus Bourgeois also have a new strapline: “Qualité, les yeux fermés” (“Quality, in complete faith”)

Tuesday February 18 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

France and the United States fuelling global consumption of rosés

 The French and American markets are still in growth mode and account for half of international rosé wine purchases.

Monday February 10 2020 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

The Universal Wine Museum due to open in Beijing at the end of 2021

The Beijing Wine Museum covers 18,000 m². It will include a 6,700 m² permanent exhibition area with temporary exhibitions, an auditorium, multi-sensory exhibits, a wine cellar, a gourmet restaurant and a wine school.

Wednesday January 15 2020 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

EU wine production and consumption predicted to drop by 0.5% by 2030

“The wine industry is adapting to a new generation of consumers, who are changing lifestyles and preferences”, DG Agri stresses.

Friday December 20 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Provence jumps into action with a €21 million plan for exports

Provence has mobilised substantial resources to promote its wines in export markets

Tuesday December 17 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Beaujolais rosé in the spotlight

“Rosé is an essential means of diversification for our companies”, pointed out Dominique Piron.

Monday December 16 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Crémant circumvents the crisis in Bordeaux

“We are inspired by the rationale in Champagne, but compared with their success, we are modestly at year zero”, commented MD Philippe Cazaux.

Friday December 13 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Winegrowers are the most socially active farmers

Mickaël Ménager, marketing director of the NGPA group: “Interestingly, 65.8% of respondents have a social media account”.

Wednesday December 11 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Fears of US tariff hike prompt increased exports of Cognac

“For the moment, Cognac has managed to escape the measures that have hit our colleagues in the wine industry”, commented Patrice Pinet on December 5 in Cognac.

Tuesday November 26 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Over 75% of Bordeaux sells for under €1,000 /cask

 Although there are no red 2018 Bordeaux contracts below €700 a barrel, very few are trading at €1,500, the average price for the 2017 crop.

Monday November 25 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

‘Trump tax’ effect causes drop of 130 container shipments according to Hillebrand

Every year, Hillebrand handles the transit of 14,000 containers to the United States

Thursday November 21 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The significance of France’s 363 PDOs and 74 PGIs

Map of the distribution of PDO (left) and PGI (right) wines in France.

Friday November 15 2019 - wine Tourism by Vitisphere

Plans for a ‘Cité des vins et des climats’ in Beaune unveiled

Plans for the future Burgundy ‘Cité des vins et des climats’ which will be built in Beaune starting 2020

Thursday November 14 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

The European Wine Market (and Price) Observatory launches

Year in, year out, European wine production accounts for 60% of volumes produced worldwide.

Tuesday November 12 2019 - marketing by Vitisphere

Champagne marketing campaign proves successful with wine merchants

Launched two years ago, the SGV communications campaign is showing proven results with its priority target audience of 25/45 year-olds.

Wednesday November 06 2019 - Market conditions by Vitisphere

Languedoc co-operatives asked to maintain wine prices, at the very least

 “There is no reason to be pessimistic in the region. We are fortunate to have a diversified range of wines covering appellations and PGIs, which gives us the flexibility to adapt our product profiles to suit market demand”, commented Ludovic Roux.

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